We loved last year’s edition of Le Guess Who? to bits and one powerful and beautiful performance that really stood out for us was that of Circuit des Yeux, closing the festival on Sunday November 11th at TivoliVredenburg. Haley Fohr, the immeasurably talented and adventurous vocalist, composer, and producer behind the project, cooked up a special one-off performance, an augmented version of her album Reaching For Indigo, a timeless favourite record and one of our 15 Picks of 2017. Entitled Reaching For Indigo: Gaia Infinitus, it was rearranged and performed with an eight-piece ensemble featuring members of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, as well as her bassist and drummer. Today, Circuit des Yeux unleashed the recordings of that performance in the shape of a live album and DVD, released through Drag City, and also available on her website and Bandcamp.
Circuit des Yeux’s Haley Fohr comments on Reaching for Indigo: GAIA INFINITUS:
“Let it be known that I (Haley Fohr) once walked the Earth and chose to sing my way through life. Let it be known that one of these many singing rituals transpired on Nov 11, 2018 at Le Guess Who? Festival. On this evening Cooper Crain rearranged works from 2017’s “Reaching For Indigo”, members of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra helped re-imagine this aforementioned music, Le Guess Who? Festival documented it, and here today we have Reaching For Indigo: GAIA INFINITUS: Performed Live at Le Guess Who? Festival.
Drag City & I have meticulously prepared a limited 300 count LP/DVD, featuring 100 different album covers, as well as a video documentation of the entire performance. It includes a previously unreleased song written during the Indigo era,”Four Limbs”, and is exclusively available on the vinyl version of this release.
Thank you for your continued support of independent music & the living artist.”
For a taste of the intense and staggering beauty of Circuit des Yeux’s performance, watch the live video for ‘Black Fly’ below: